Friday, June 29, 2018

Cover Reveal: Model Boyfriend by Stuart Reardon and Jane Harvey-Berrick

Model Boyfriend
by Stuart Reardon and Jane Harvey-Berrick
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 10th, 2018
A powerful contemporary romance set in the fast-moving world of international modelling. 
What’s it like dating one of the most beautiful men in the world? A man whose face is on every magazine and ad campaign?
Not as much fun as it sounds, as Anna Scott is about to find out.
Retired from rugby at the age of 33, injured and bored, Nick is given the chance to enter the high stakes world of fashion photography as a model.
But behind the glittering façade lies an ugly reality: drugs, alcohol, all the deadly sins, and people willing to sleep their way to the top.
It’s a tough life and tougher on relationships.
Nick needs to learn to navigate the treacherous path quickly or risk losing it all—including the woman who has become his reason for living.
In this glamorous world, there is no room for error. Being a MODEL BOYFRIEND has never been harder.
Can nice guy Nick find his way through, or will he be tempted to risk it all? Because the one thing he despises is failure.
He’s a lot more than a pretty face.

This story continues where UNDEFEATED left off, although it can also be read as a stand-alone story in its own right.

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Stuart is a retired England International Rugby League player whose career spanned 16 years as a professional playing for several top League clubs. He has had several major injuries that nearly ended his career just as in Undefeated, the amazing collaboration with Jane.
Currently he is a Personal trainer living in Cheshire, UK, and has an online fitness program: Fear Nothing Fitness.

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Jane is a best-selling author of compelling, thought-provoking contemporary romances. Her first collaboration with Stuart is UNDEFEATED.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Release Blitz: Fixing Her by Miranda Elaine

Fixing Her
by Miranda Elaine
Genre: Friends to Lovers Romance
Release Date: June 28th, 2018
 When we were younger, Temperance Price was the quiet girl with dreamy eyes who hung on my every word. She was always beautiful, but I had plans to get out of Red Oak and make a life of my own.

Ten years later, a crushing tragedy has brought me home again—right back to her.

The innocent girl I left is gone, and in her place is a sassy single mom I can’t get out of my head. She’s hired me to fix her house, but I have other things in mind.

She thinks I’m just a handyman.
She thinks we’re only friends.
She thinks I’ve never noticed her.

I think what really needs to be fixed is her whole perspective.
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Miranda is a loving wife and barely surviving mother of three occasionally good kids. Her hobbies include lying to herself about the calories in donuts and banana pudding, as well as running out of excuses when procrastinating. She's been an avid reader since she was a young girl. Whether she's by the pool, curled up in bed, or hiding in the closet, as long as she has a book in her hands she’s happy.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Cover Reveal: The Blame Game by Tracie Delaney

The Blame Game
by Tracie Delaney
Series: The Brook Brothers #1
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 19th, 2018
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Their paths were destined to cross.
First she’ll make him hers.
Then she’ll ruin him.

To save his dream, Jax Brook needs a loan—fast.
And the gorgeous, seductive Indie Monroe holds the key to his success.

At first she’s supportive, enticingly so, but as Jax falls deeper under Indie’s spell, he can’t help but wonder at the secrets she won’t share.

Indie hasn’t a mean bone in her body, but family must come first.
For the sins of his father, Jax will pay.

Except Jax isn’t the sinner, she is. And she’s fallen for him.

As their lives collide, Indie begins to have second thoughts about the path she’s destined to walk. However, she isn’t alone in her desire for vengeance. Someone is pulling her strings. And no matter how hard she tugs, they won’t let go.

If he can’t forgive her, will he at least try and save her?
Love is supposed to be strong. Isn’t it?

The Blame Game is the first in a new series that follows four brothers through their lives and loves, trials and triumphs.
Each can be read as a stand-alone.

About the author:

Tracie Delaney writes contemporary romance novels that centre around strong characters and real life problem with, of course, a perfect Happy Ever After ending.

When she isn’t writing or sitting around with her head stuck in a book, she can often be found watching The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones or any tennis match, especially those involving Roger Federer. Her greatest fear is running out of coffee.

Tracie lives in the North West of England with her amazingly supportive husband and her two crazy Westie puppies, Cooper and Murphy. Any tips on stopping them chewing the furniture would be gratefully received.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Cover Reveal: Woman in the Photograph by L.L. Hunter

Woman in the Photograph
by L.L. Hunter
NA Contemporary Romance/RomCom
Release Date: July 31st, 2018
Cover Designer: KILA Designs


You know the saying. A picture is worth a thousand words?
Well, it’s true.
And I’m going to tell you why. Or rather, show you.
My name is Chloe Vanderbilt and a few weeks ago, my life changed forever.
And it’s all due to one single photograph.

Freelance writer Chloe Vanderbilt never imagined her life would become a story.
As a Hollywood gossip columnist for one of Australia’s biggest entertainment websites, she’d always written about the lives of those far more glamourous than herself.
One steamy summer night, and a few wines too many, an encounter with a mysterious stranger at a party shakes up her world.
No cameras or phones were allowed at the party, so Chloe thought she’d take the secret to her grave.
When a picture emerges a few weeks later of her and Hollywood ‘it’ boy Jack Dean, it gets tongues wagging and before long, Chloe finds herself the heroine of her own story.
Everyone wants to know about the Sydney writer who stole the heart of Hollywood’s latest heartthrob.
Soon, all of Chloe’s wildest dreams come true.
But is it happening too fast?

Chloe has a decision to make: lose her dignity, or the greatest love of her life?

When the world falls at her feet, will Chloe run with it, or away from it?

This is a story about how one photograph can make or break you.


About the author:
L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. 

She has been writing since her teens - everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.”

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Blog Tour & Book Review: Survival of the Richest by Skye Warren

Survival of the Richest
by Skye Warren
Survival of the Richest Duet #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 14th, 2018


An heiress without a cause.
Two billionaires determined to claim her.
And a war fought on the most dangerous battlefield--the heart.

My story starts with a plunge into the cold water of Manhattan's harbor.

A strong hand hauls me back onto the deck of the luxury yacht. Christopher was supposed to be my enemy. Instead he protects me with fierce determination.

That should have been my happily ever after, but then Sutton appeared--ruthless and seductive. He doesn't care that my heart belongs to someone else, because he's determined to win. No matter the cost.

It's an impossible choice, but I can't have them both.

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My body heats at the words, at the remembered pleasure of Sutton’s mouth on my sex. Christopher looks down at me, as if he can feel the heat emanating from between my legs. His expression turns stark, as if he’s in pain. That’s only fair, because I’m in pain too.
“You deserve better than that,” Christopher says, but there’s no way to pretend he’s talking about Sutton. He’s talking about himself and we both know it.
“He gives me what I want, which is something you might try next time you like a girl.”
“It wasn’t that,” he says, harsh again.
“No?” I step forward and place a hand on his chest, feeling the way his heart beats strong and fast. He may want to be unaffected by me, but he isn’t. I tilt my face up toward him.“You didn’t imagine me naked in the cabin later?”
He sucks in a breath.“You were too young then.”
My words come out as a whisper.“What about now? Will you do what Sutton said—imagine me in this dress when you go home after this?”
“It’s not fucking decent,” he says, even though the silk covers every part of me. It’s a perfectly respectable dress, when it’s not hitched up around my waist.
“You can thank Sutton for this,” I say, because it’s true. He’s the only reason I lean forward and place my lips against Christopher’s, touching them in some terrible attempt to show him what he gave up, to prove to myself that I don’t care about either of them.
Christopher sucks in a breath. For a second I think he’s going to pull away. He stiffens and grasps my hair with his fist. Easy enough for him to stop the kiss. Instead he dips my head back and deepens it, exploring my mouth with his teeth, his tongue. Opening me wider until I whimper. Pulling me close until I can feel how hard he is beneath his slacks.
His other hand fists in the gauze of my dress, and I realize he’s holding me with both hands clenched—one in my hair and one in my clothes. I don’t know whether he’s doing it so he doesn’t have to touch me or because it’s a way to control me without bruising me. He uses both hands to tug me closer; I’m pressed so tightly I can’t imagine getting away.
Where Sutton had been raw sensuality and playfulness, Christopher is pure determination. He kisses me like he’s a conquering army, like I’m made of gold he has to grasp—or lose forever.

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Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.

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My review:

As I mentioned in my review of the prequel/prologue, this was my first book by this author. Hell if I know why it took me so long!! Her writing is phenomenal and pulled me right in – which is pretty rare these days for me because it usually takes at least a couple of pages.
‘Even so different, there’s some part of them that works together.’
What surprised me most was the way the author approached the love triangle because the prologue didn’t at all prepare me for another guy in the story. To be honest, I’m not much a fan of love triangles because I don’t like one of the characters to be heartbroken in the end. In this case I was not sure for whom I was rooting for because at first it was Christopher all the way. But when Sutton came along… hallelujah! That man was sex on a stick! =P
‘He has a way of commanding the world without having to say a word.’
I’d say this book was exceptional in the matter that I found myself loving things I usually don’t. I loved the female character almost more than the men, which says a lot but does not mean that I didn’t love them as well. People underestimated Harper and I could relate to that. Aren’t woman usually underestimated in general?! Anyway, she was such a clever woman who knew how to wrap men around her finger even unintentionally. The witty conversations and steamy moments had my feelings in a spin and the underlying sexual tension was almost frustratingly painful.
‘What would it take for this man to see me as a woman? As someone that can make her own decisions instead of as a maiden who needs saving.’
Christopher was a mystery to me because I never quite knew his intentions and what he was thinking. He always kept a distance and maybe that’s what intrigued me the most. Sutton was a straightforward guy who obviously liked to play but knew what he wanted and went for it. Those two men couldn’t be any more different in how they grew up, how they viewed and approached things, and yet desired the same woman.
‘When you’re forever held taut from both ends, the most scary thing is to be let go.’
Harper had her work cut out for herself with those two very stubborn men for different but at the same time quite similar reasons. Her only concern at first though was her mother’s health which was the reason that she’s in this situation between these men, because of money and Christopher. Although she was probably one of the richest women in the world, having no direct access to her money was not the only complication in her life anymore when her heart battled with its love for two men.
‘History wasn’t kind to woman who held beauty and power. I’m not sure the present is much kinder.’
There’s such a great flow in the story and a lot of tension between the characters that it I almost forgot to breathe during this read. As weird as it may sound, I didn’t even want to blink in fear of losing the focus and missing anything of this very captivating story.

I’m not sure if I missed the signs or if it wasn’t mentioned anywhere but I went into the story unknowing that it was a duet. Luckily though we don’t have to way too long for the follow up.

-- I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book given by Social Butterfly PR. --

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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Release Blitz: Wishing For A Star by Ana Balen

Wishing For A Star
by Ana Balen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 14th, 2018


It's supposed to go like this. Boy meets girl, they fall madly in love with each other, battle some shit in their way, and after conquering the challenge, they ride off to their happily ever after.

But, not one fairytale, or love story tells you that after that ride, life happens. We had our story, and we were supposed to live happily in our bubble forever. After one check-up, our bubble burst and reality started to invade. And now, facing the unsure road of IVF treatment, we have to be stronger than ever. Once again, we must go into battle for our happily ever after. Taking that first step was easy. Staying on this road is harder than we thought.

And now, with unexpected obstacles in the way, it's not a question of if the IVF will succeed. It's will we be strong enough to stay together and reach for the stars?

About the author:

Ana Balen was born in Zagreb, Croatia, where she still lives with her husband, their son (read boss!) and the son’s pet rabbit named Shhh! (or some other gibberish that’s the favorite of their son for the day.)
She spends her days driving her husband up the wall (when he can’t get her ass up from the bed in the mornings), reading and daydreaming, or following orders from a two-year old. In the hectic life she leads (and loves every second of it), she never thought about writing. But, then one day a name popped in her head, then, the snippets of things, and she sat down and started typing. Next thing, she wrote a book. And now, she’s trying to write another one ;)

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Book Review: Trust Fund by Skye Warren

That's one hell of a prequel. It's actually also my first read from this author and I absolutely loved it!! Wow! I can’t remember when a prequel ever hooked me like that. Talk about tension.

An unputdownable prequel where you can’t just ignore how the story continues, you gotta dig in now.

'I learned early not to trust men or money. Both of them have a way of disappearing when you need them most.'

The Story:
Harper's Daddy is rich, which doesn't necessarily mean that she is, because in this case it's quite the opposite. She knows the world of rich and poor like no other, living them both at the same time. She never much cared for her parent's new spouses or their appendages until Christopher, her stepbrother, comes along and he doesn’t disappear as they usually all do after a while. He stays, at least to some degree. If that's a blessing or a curse is another thing. Harper has to learn early on that money and men are not a constant in her life.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Monday, June 11, 2018

Release Blitz: An Unexpected Kind by Angela K. Parker

An Unexpected Kind
by Angela K. Parker
NA Contemporary Romance
Release Blitz: June 11th, 2018
Cover Designer: Tracie at Dark Water Covers


I used to think that love was for the weak.
It was not something that would ever tie me down.
Until I learned the truth behind my resistance.
When I let down my guard, I wasn’t expecting to find love.
Samantha’s voice called for my attention before I ever met her.
Now my heart is in need. My heart wants her.
And I will do whatever it takes to make it happen.

All I ever wanted was to be loved.
Until love crushed my heart into a million pieces.
I built a wall tough enough that no one could ever get that close again.
But Bradley isn’t just anyone. I’m not prepared for all that he is.
He’s searching for something that I don’t think I can give.
The more I try to deny him the harder it becomes.
He’s going to tear my wall down. And I’m torn because…
I wasn’t looking for love.
Love found me.
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I had a plan for my life; a well thought out plan that didn’t include love until I reached the age of twenty-nine. According to my timeline, after I finished high school, it would take me eight years to get through undergrad and grad school. I would use the last year to get established and prepare for whatever comes after.
All of my life, I’ve wanted to be a mathematician. Something about numbers had always excited me. Most of my peers are surprised to learn that about me but they respect me for who I am.
I had plenty of friends, went to parties and did normal things kids my age did. I had also spent a great amount of time with my face shoved between the pages of books. I didn’t have a bad life, but I had watched my parents struggle to get where they are. I wanted to do better, be better and they wanted that for me too.
My parents, Clifford and Laura, are not the perfect couple. I had witnessed countless arguments and disagreements throughout the years. One memory stands out like a sore thumb; a memory that changed my way of thinking and influenced the course of my life. I was young, but I still remember it like it was yesterday.
I was fourteen at that time. My mom was a cashier at a local grocery store. At the time mom’s car was in the shop for repairs. Dad was the driver for all of us. Dad and I had gone to pick her up from work that evening. When we got there, mom was standing outside talking to some man. The man’s hand was gently placed on her shoulder and he looked at her with such admiration. Her smile was bright and she looked genuinely happy.
At home mom was always busy. She rarely took a moment for herself and her smiles weren’t plenty. That day when we picked her up from work, my heart was full. It had been a while since I’d seen that smile. It wasn’t until years later, when I saw that smile again.
When we got home that evening, mom and dad barely spoke. I could sense that something was off. My dad was a casual drinker but that night at dinner he drank too much.
Mom had put us kids to bed, but I was curious. I couldn’t sleep, especially when I heard the raised voices. I don’t know what they were arguing about, but I recognized the words spoken that shouldn’t have been said.
I heard the front door slam shut when my dad stormed out.
I witnessed the tears that my mom shed as I exited my room to comfort her.
My dad was not a drunk, but that night he drank too much.
He left that night and stayed away for weeks. My mom was a wreck and I didn’t understand how my dad could hurt her like that. My child mind hated him for it. I wasn’t supposed to be the one to make her happy, but I tried. I shouldn’t have had to pick up his slack because he left, but I did.
When he came back weeks later, they acted as if none of it ever happened. That simple act made me pull away from my dad, as well as my mom. I was angry with him for leaving and thinking he could just come back without an explanation. I couldn’t understand how she could let him back in after all of the pain he had caused. How could she forgive so easily?
I vowed that day to never be like my parents.
Drinking caused pain. Alcohol would never touch my lips.
Love hurts and makes you do stupid things. My heart would never fully belong to another person.
My parents were weak and I wouldn’t make the same mistake. When I was ready to love, it would be on my terms and half of my heart would always belong to me; because surrendering to love is weakness.
About the author:

Angela K. Parker is a country girl with a big heart. She grew up in Greeleyville, SC where she graduated from C.E. Murray High School. She received her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Finance from Limestone College in Gaffney, SC. Her passions include reading, writing, music and she loves spending time with her family. When she’s not engaged in any of the above, she’s knitting or catching up on the latest movies. She’s always had a very active imagination. Now she’s putting it to good use.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Blog Tour: Him And I by Melody Eve

Him & I
by Melody Eve
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 5th, 2018


Love is a risk.

Roman has never been willing to take those odds, until now.

A beautiful stranger, overheard telling the desk clerk she’s on her honeymoon alone, arouses something in him. Something primal. Something protective. He finds himself doing and saying things he swore he never would in an effort to understand the pain in Aria’s sensual eyes.

His scars are so deep, they may never heal.
His need for control is ingrained.
His desire for her is unparalleled.

The challenge of winning her may be the biggest risk of all.

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“Don’t think you can play me that easily, Ms. Savage. I’m the master, and you’re still learning the game.” He stands and slips his tie off folding it neatly. Then he leaves me there hot and bothered and disappointed beyond belief. How dare he!
What does he mean he’s the master? And what game is he referring to? I was just flirting hoping for a repeat of this morning out here on his patio, a little exhibitionism. I wasn’t playing at anything.
I wasn’t then, but I am now. He likes to control. I’ve witnessed it on multiple occasions. It’s time to take that away from him and see how he likes it.
I stand and strip off my tank top, step out of my skirt, and kick off my flip-flops. I round the table and push through the gate separating his patio from the sandy, sparsely inhabited beach. I’m still sporting a thong but absolutely nothing else. I don’t know if it’s a topless beach, and I don’t care.
I stretch my arms over my head scooping my hair into a fresh messy bun and wrap the rubber band from my wrist around it just as my feet touch the edge of the water.
“Aria!” Roman’s voice booms from behind me. I turn with a wicked smile and see him standing still in his suit pants and dress shirt holding up my top and skirt with fury in his eyes.
Bingo, now let’s see who’s the master and what game we’re playing. He catches my expression and lowers his gaze to my naked breasts. Right before my eyes, I watch him turn into a lunatic. Face red, veins bulging and pulsing from everywhere, he throws open the gate on the patio and storms through the sand in his thousand-dollar shoes and ten-thousand-dollar suit.
But I’m safe in the water, or at least I’m pretty sure I am. I wade out deeper feeling more secure but only for a moment. My eyes go wide when he storms into the ocean dressed from head to toe with the look of an enraged maniac on his face.
Nerves scramble my brain, and I laugh as I swim further away from him. My depth is of no concern to this man full of possessive insanity, in fact, it may be propelling him.
“Aria, come here this instant! This isn’t a nude beach. It’s not even a topless beach for Christ’s sake!” he yells before diving underwater in my direction. Oh my God, for the first time since I let spontaneity take over, I worry about the repercussions of my actions.
What will he do when he catches me? He will catch me of that I am sure. I can see crazy in his eyes. He’s angry, and I am wild. He is possessive, and I need to be free. He is controlling, and I am rebellious.
I dart to the right, but it’s too late. His hand closes around my ankle, and I take in a huge breath right before he pulls me under. I can’t see him, my eyes are closed because of the salty water, but his hands are around my waist hauling me to the surface.
“Are you out of your fucking mind, woman? Somebody could have seen you.”
I try to blink the water from my eyes since he has my arms pinned to my sides. “So?”
“So? You just finished telling me that you’re mine while we are here, and in case you haven’t noticed, we are still here!” he shouts, and I recoil. I’ve never been shouted at by a man, especially right in my face.
I roll my lips inward and hold my breath unsure of what to say or do next. It turns out I don’t have to say or do anything. He turns toward the shore and starts walking us in that direction pushing through the water with such force it leaves a wake behind us. I know, I looked!
He turns me in his arms so that my front is plastered to his hiding my breasts from onlookers’ eyes of which there are only two—an elderly man and his wife sunning in lounge chairs a couple of doors down. I wave at them, and the woman waves back smirking in solidarity.
Roman is overreacting. I’m naked, so what? Women all over the world sunbathe topless and nude. He’s acting like I committed a felony.
“Stop fraternizing with the neighbors,” he growls. How did he know I waved?
“You can’t tell me what to do.”
“Oh yeah? You’re not swimming naked anymore, are you?”
“Because you hauled me out of the water like a sack of potatoes!”
“A sack of potatoes has more sense than you right now.”
“I don’t think I like your tone.”
“I don’t like your defiance,” he says storming through the patio doors with his clothes dripping water all over the carpets. He doesn’t stop to put me down. Instead, he makes a bee-line for the bedroom. Goodie!
He tosses me on the bed, and I laugh. I can’t help it, he is being so absurd. “You’re a caveman, Roman Forrest. You know that, right?”
He closes the door to the bedroom.
“You act like I’m your wife.”
He shoves his hand through his silky black hair and unbuttons his wet shirt.
I pull a sheet over myself suddenly feeling exposed and nervous.
“You don’t own me, you know,” I say, but he says nothing and walks in his squishy shoes to the edge of the bed and yanks the sheet off the bed.
“You wanted to be naked so bad, why the sudden modesty?” he snaps.
“Because it’s my body to do with as I please. I wanted to skinny dip out there, and now I want to cover myself in front of you. You’re acting like a loon.”
“I’m acting like a man who doesn’t want to share his woman with the whole fucking world!” He unzips his slacks and shoves them down along with his black boxer briefs. He kicks off his shoes and socks and crawls up the bed pushing me down to hover over me.
Unsure of how far to go, I lower my voice but stand my ground. “I’d hardly say that grandma and grandpa are the whole world, and since when am I your woman?”
“Since the first time I put my mouth on you,” he says and lowers himself down to take my mouth in a rough, demanding kiss. My toes curl, my belly flips, and I fight the urge to wrap my arms and legs around him for oh, maybe two seconds, tops.

About the author:

Melody Eve is a Midwestern mother of five children and five fur babies. She is a contemporary romance author who loves writing sexy Alpha male heroes and smart, passionate heroines. Keep your eyes open for Melody's new release, Him & I on Amazon in 2018.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Blog Tour & Book Review: Afternoon Delight by Piper Rayne

Afternoon Delight
by Piper Rayne
Charity Case #2
Genre: Romantic Comedy Standalone
Release Date: May 31st, 2018


The perfect man for me is the one who broke my heart.

Once bitten.
Twice shy.
Yeah, I wish.

I’m on a mission to find myself a nice, solid, respectable man. The only problem is nice, solid, and respectable comes in a meh package and is B-O-R-I-N-G as hell.

It’s been established. I have one type. Bad Boy. I tried the other flavors, I really did. But there’s nothing like the allure of a man who takes what he wants without apology.

As if my love life isn’t dramatic enough, Dean Bennett walks into my life again thinking he’s going to win me back with his charm and charisma. He might come in a different package, but under that expensive suit he’s still the same cocky, arrogant, pompous prick who only cares about numero uno.

I’m not that naïve young girl anymore so I have to ignore the fact that the way he looks at me practically sets my panties on fire.

Everyone deserves a second chance to right a wrong. The problem? He’s not just an ex-boyfriend…

He’s my ex-husband.

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Walking through the revolving door, I’m greeted by a security desk before I can access the elevators. Shit. I should message Glen again to say I’m going to be even later than I expected.
I approach the tall man who looks as annoyed as me for being here on a Friday night. “Hello, I need to head to” —I glance at the envelope— “Heiberman and Lipe Law Firm.”
He taps a few keys. “I think they’re closed already.” His face is void of any emotion.
“Can you tell me if there’s a…” my eyes glance to the folder again. “Mr. Bennett?” The last name causes my stomach to gurgle.
“Let me call up.” He presses some buttons on the phone, listens for a second and then hangs up. “No one is answering.”
I lean over the counter, splashing on my please eat out of my hand smile. “It’s Friday. You want to go home. I want to go home. I promised my boss that I’d get these on the desk of Mr. Bennett.” I cough, bile rising up my throat with the mention of the name. Victoria is really going to have to take care of this in the future. “Can I please just go up to their floor and see if their door is unlocked?”
He shakes his head, giving me a look I’m way too familiar with, silently asking if I’m crazy.
“What can I do?” I ask. “Money? A date?” I look at his left hand. “No. Are you a fan of winter sports?” I’ll totally pull Skylar into this. “My cousin is a Winter Classics skier and her fiancé—” A large palm lands in front of my face.
“Give me your name.” His fingers position on the keyboard.
“Chelsea… Chelsea Walsh.”
He types my name in, and I smile when he pulls a visitor badge out.
“Thank you, thank you, thank you.” I take it from his hand and put it over my head.
“If no one is up there, they have a drop box beside their door. You can leave your package there.”
I thank him again and walk steadily to the elevators, dodging people desperate to start their weekend.
I end up riding the elevator by myself to the thirty-third floor. The elevator doors ding open and I file out, my head swiveling right and then left. Spotting the door with Heiberman and Lipe Law Firm, I head over to it to find a list of the names of all the associates and thankfully there’s Bennett second from the top.
Hold on Glen, I’m almost on my way.
My hand pulls on the frosted glass door and it must be my lucky day because it opens.
I step into the darkened reception area. Looking around, I find no one. Heading down a hallway, my eyes zero in on the names on the doors while peeking my head into vacant offices. Finally, after passing the conference room, I see the last name Bennett and peek my head inside to find it empty with the light on. Hopefully that means he’s in the bathroom or something.
I pull out my cell phone, seeing Glen has messaged me back, but instead of responding to his I shoot one off to my boss Hannah.
Me: Mr. Bennett isn’t here. Can I drop the envelope on his desk?
Hannah as usual, replies instantly.
Hannah: Sure. Just leave it somewhere he’ll see it first thing on Monday.
Me: Got it.
I drop my cell phone back into my purse and slowly walk across the room and place the envelope on the chair. As I straighten up, I notice a baseball sitting next to the keyboard like someone had been playing with it and just set it down.
My jaw drops and my gaze scatters across every surface, spinning around investigating each piece of art, photos, anything I can find to tell me this isn’t…
Then as though I hadn’t breathed the entire time I’ve been in this office, the smell of him hits my nostrils. The once familiar scent of the ocean breeze, his deodorant and fresh linen from his clothes. He never was a cologne guy.
Other than a picture of a dog on the table behind his desk, it’s filled with baseball memorabilia of the Cubs. A die-hard Cub’s fan certificate is framed and on display, so others know he didn’t jump on the bandwagon two years ago when they won the World Series. It’s proof that his family has borne the Cubbie fever for generations.
“Do you make it a habit of sneaking into people’s offices?” His voice is coy and flirtatious.
I squeeze my eyes shut then grip the edge of the desk before my knees give out. Shivers run up and down my spine.
Crazy train. All aboard!
“You can at least show your face,” he says, continuing his usual play. “I promise I don’t bite.”
“Unless I want you to.” I spin around, my knuckles white as they tighten on the edge of the desk.
Now it’s his jaw that slackens as he realizes his ex-wife is standing in the middle of his office.


Manic Monday
by Piper Rayne
Charity Case #1
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Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have "Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle" ( caught us, that's our tagline). A little about us... We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

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My review:

I LOVED Chelsea & Dean!!! This story was absolutely TOP and one of Piper Rayne's best books if not THE BEST!

Although I wasn’t as emotionally invested in this story as I usually am with my 5 star reads I still loved it equally as much. The writing was perfect as always and I feel like the books get even better and better with each new release, if that's at all possible because they are all amazing in their own way. There's nothing negative to say about this book and everyone who knows me will know that this is a rare occurrence with my reviews. (I'm usually way too criticising anyway)

I adored Chelsea and the push and pull between her and Dean. It was funny to watch her trying not to give in to her ex-husband while he was nudging her in his direction. Her inner turmoil was palpable and I hoped that she would give in to her heart which battled with her mind to forgive him. Dean was so sweet all the time that I couldn’t imagine why they’d divorced in the first place. But as the story went on, there was more revealed about the why and what went down in their marriage.
‘He always did have the filthiest mouth and I’m woman enough to admit that I loved it.’
The story had a very realistic feel to it and some touching moments but was humorous enough to let me escape reality.
'If texting with your ex-husband who you haven't seen in five years and who just sent you flowers after you masturbated to memories of him for an entire weekend doesn't put you in the mood to be in a room full of wedding dresses, I don't know what will.'
It was awe-inspiring the strength Dean gained mentally and that he had sought out help. He’d come so far and I was absolutely rooting for him to get his girl back because there was so much more to him than just being a cocky tax attorney. His clever and persuasive ways really were hard to resist because let’s be real here, chocolate milk is just too tempting to pass up. =P

I hope you enjoy this truly beautiful love story of Chelsea and Dean as much as I did.

-- I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book given by Social Butterfly PR. --

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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